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“Has fallen quite a bit.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of JDs Restaurant & Lounge

JDs Restaurant & Lounge
125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
727-595-1320
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Louisville, Ky.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“Has fallen quite a bit.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have gone here repeatedly for years and have made sure to visit each time, but this was a disappointment for us. We were happy to wait for a table as we love this place but of the many times we've been there, busy or slow, the food had always been consistently good. Sadly not this time.

I asked our server how big the oysters were and they said they were good size, but when they arrived, some of them were no bigger than a quarter. Our salads were fine, which was a relief. They make very good salads they bring to the table in a large bowl and allow us to help ourselves to more. My seafood was overcooked and tough, a first for me here. Usually it's cooked just right. I tried to tell our server that it wasn't blackened as soon as it arrived and they insisted it was but visibly, it clearly was not. I tried to eat it anyway but it was just too tough and chewy. My wifes friend seafood had a good flavor but was not as good as it normally is.

But JD's has been a favorite for too long. Everyone has an off night and so we will try them again and hope for the delicious food in an old world atmosphere that we have grown to love for years and years.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Plainfield, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Ok..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had breakfast at this pub and got what we expected. Might try it again sometime for lunch or dinner, but not breakfast. The service was good.

Visited March 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very good value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We usually spend 2 months in Indian shores and JDs is only about 5 mins away by car.It is our favorite restaurant / bar .The menu is extensive with a good choice of meals.The value for money is fantastic.They have an early bird menu from midday to 6 pm a really good meal plus drink can be had for 10 dollars (£6.50).per person.Coffee and sodas are refilled at no cost.It overlooks the intercostal waterway,seated near the window you can watch boats going past,or tying up at JDs dock to come in for a meal and drinks. The staff are very friendly and you get a good standard of service,for those not familiar with the USA a tip of say 10 to 15 % is about right.

Visited January 2014
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“Good food, hard working wait staff and outstanding atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Love the entertainment ... LaTraya Savage is awesome! I'm from Kentucky and visit JDs frequently when here for the winter.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kitchener, ON, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun Spot for those Young at Heart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We always plan a visit to JD's when in the area, more for drinks and entertainment than for the food. The place always seems really busy and everyone has a great time. The piano player always pleases the crowd in the lounge and there are typically many couples dancing. The fiesty bartender Judy keeps the drinks full, and somehow manages to be everywhere at once - she earns her tips!! Not a bar for those with newly laminated ID's, you'll feel most comfortable if you belong to the young-at-heart over 50 club.

Visited December 2013
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